SPICY CALABRIAN PESTO PANZANELLA SALAD

Ingredients:

4 cups crusty French bread, torn into 1" pieces

3 cups ripe tomatoes, diced to 1"

8 oz. mozzarella fresca, cut into 1" cubes

1/3 cup D'Olivo Spicy Calabrian Pesto Olive Oil

2 tablespoons D'Olivo Black Mission Fig Dark Balsamic Vinegar

1/2 cup fresh basil leaves, torn

1 teaspoon salt

Fresh ground pepper, to taste

 

Directions:

In a bowl large enough to hold the tomatoes and cheese, combine the D'Olivo Fig Balsamic with salt and whisk to combine. Add the D'Olivo Spicy Calabrian Pesto Olive Oil and whisk to make a simple vinaigrette. Add the tomatoes and cheese, turning to coat thoroughly with the vinaigrette. Allow to marinate at room temperature for 30 minutes.

To plate, in a large bowl, add the torn bread to the tomatoes and cheese along with all the accumulated liquid from the marinade. Add torn basil and adjust seasoning with fresh ground pepper to taste and additional salt if necessary. Gently toss until the bread is just moistened.

Serve at room temperature.

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